Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Meal Ideas~Taco Soup

Tonight I made Taco Soup at my mom's house. My mother was very surprised that I volunteered to make dinner...she isn't used to the new me yet either.

This soup is sooo good and even easier to make!!!!!

Taco Soup

1lb ground beef (or ground Turkey meat)


2 cans kidney beans

2 cans pinto beans

2 cans black beans

2 cans diced tomatoes(any of these kinds make it even better...Mexican, Italian, basil, green chilies)

1 can corn

1 packet dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

Salt and Pepper

First brown the meat and onion together. As you are doing that combine the rest of the ingredients(beans, tomatoes, corn, packet of dressing and salt/pepper)together in a large soup pan. Once the meat is browned add it into the pan with the rest of the ingredients. Allow the soup to come a boil and then turn down to LO or MEDIUM heat until ready to eat. The longer it sits on the stove the better. It allows the sauce to seep into the meat.

You then can add shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, more onions...

This is a great thing to serve to a large number of people or a last minute dinner. Really simple and I have NEVER had anyone NOT like it!

****You sure could add or subtract the types of beans you use! Also, the kinds of tomatoes. My mother has used stewed tomatoes instead of the diced tomatoes...but my kids don't like tomatoes so I trick them by using diced ones. They have never ever noticed. :)


Lolli said...

Nummers! I love taco soup. We have it every New Years Day. Can't wait. I sometimes forget about how simple it is. I always have to make it when we have others over or at my mom and dads because Blake isn't a soup guy. He's meat and potatoes all the way. He puts crackers (gross) in his taco soup until it is thick enough to eat with a fork.

Alissa and baby Brody said...

I love Taco soup...great choice!

Lynn said...

YUM!!!! I will try this this week!!! Looking forward to your next one :)

Kristen Andrews said...

how yummy does this look! I love Taco soup but would have to eat it all myself, hubby won't eat 80% of what is in it :(

Kim said...

YAY!!!! THANKS SIS!!! Now my family can eat again!